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    October 3, 2012
    7:00 - 8:59am PDT  

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coupon clipper. i buy what i want to buy. can i get a reward for that? [ frank ] introducing something extra from raley's, bel air, and nob hill. you get something extra rewards... ...for the way i shop... for buying the things i like. instant offers, points balance, right here on my smart phone. [ frank ] join today at raley's dotcom, or at your store. ...it rewards you... for being you. [ frank ] raley's, bel air, and nob hill. for food, for family, and now, something extra -- for you. >> reporter: searching for a cause. what berkeley firefighters are now doing on the scene of a fire. we'll tell you why this fire
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was so hard to to fight. >> reporter: there is a whole lot riding on the as. the team has a chance to stay in oakland. and why they areel is bray -- and why they are celebrating. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. five people are looking for temporary housing after a fire burned their home. ktvu channel 2 reporter claudine wong has been there since 4:30 this morning getting a close look at the damage.
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>> reporter: good morning, tori. we have daylight. we can get a look at the damage. you can see how hot this fire burned. there was a partial roof collapse this morning. so waiting for daylight was very important for investigations to make sure it was safe so they can figure out what areas are safe to go into as they try to figure this out. we just talked to a neighbor who practically could feel the heat of the fire from his deck. he told us what he saw. >> from what i could tell, it was another oakland hills fire. it was so intense and so big. i thought what's going on here? it was just the one house. but it was very scary. >> reporter: when he first saw
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the firefighter, the firefighters were not called get. they got a call at about 12:15 and they got here and saw the fire was surrounding threatening -- the fire was threatsenning surrounding homes and they called for backup. there was one person in a wheelchair. two officers were able to pull that person out. so everyone is okay. certainly it was a dangerous fire. at one point the roof collapsed and firefighters had to evacuate. the fire was out within the next couple of hours. but firefighters say they will be here for a while. >> we'll be on scene for a while. when we get daylight, we'll be able to assess the structure. we'll bring out the building structure. and we'll continue our fire investigation. >> reporter: again, we have the daylight. this is the building where they
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will be going into. it's a little difficult to see. you can see there is a lot of debris inside. that's that partial roof collapse they are talking about. nothing that they saw suspicious right off the bat but certainly not ruling anything out this early in the investigation. we'll keep an eye on the situation here as investigators look around. we'll keep you updated here on "mornings on 2." >> live in berkeley, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 7:04. one person is dead after being hit brew a freight train in oakley. the accident -- hit by a train in oakley. so far there's no further information about the victim. mountain view police are investigating a home-invasion robbery. police say five men held a couple at gunpoint on their home on sylvan avenue early monday morning. one of the thieves punched the victim while he was walking to his car and then forced him back inside his home. police say the man and his wife
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were told to lie on the floor while the thieves stole cash and a handgun. no one was seriously hurt. police don't think the robbery was random. the first of three presidential debates is on tonight in denver. now, ahead of that showdown republicans are bringing up some controversy video from five years ago. details are coming up for you at 7:15, when we take you live to washington, d.c. meantime, here at home, in just a couple of hours, the oakland as will open their box office. for today's noon game a big crowd is expected. ktvu's alex savidge is live outside out there. alex? >> reporter: good morning, dave. there is a whole lot riding on this game. if the yeas can win, they will be the champs.
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you can get the coliseum will be rocking today. the as taking on the rangers in a crucial series. >> strike three called! [ cheers ] >> reporter: last night, the as beat the rangers 3-1 and that put them in the tie for the rest. they've now erased what's been a 13-game deficit. if the as win today, they would go straight to the series. that begins this weekend. as the as are making this incredible push to the playoffs, they are more reason to celebrate. it looks like the team will be staying put in oakland for at least the next five years. they won't be moving to the south bay, it doesn't look like, until 2018. that's because the coliseum authority recently handed the as, a five-year extension and lew wolff is apparently very interested in reaching an agreement to keep them here for the foreseeable future. some folks say winning will go
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a long way to keep the team here. >> people support the team and they love the team. we've been told they don't want to stay. but today, it's exciting, the fans will be out. the buzz around the bay is exciting. >> reporter: yesterday at the coliseum, as lined up to snatch up playoff tickets that are, on -- that are already on sale. if the as lose today they would still be in the playoffs, but the road looks a whole lot tougher. they would have to play a do -- a do-or-die game. the first pitch, 12:35 today. live in oakland, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, alex.
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ktvu viewer yvonne vasquez sent us this photo. this is her baseball bunch. if you have some pictures you want us to see, send sem to foe -- send them to photos@ktvu.com. >> remember the series they won the last time. >> yes. let's check in with sal at the toll plaza. a little crowded? >> yes. >> we should take pictures of the newsroom. some of the producers have green and gold on. >> oh, really? >> yes. >> we were looking at the pictures and we're also looking at the traffic. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. now, fortunately, it's been rather uneventful. just the way we like it. it's about a 25-minute wait. and you are gonna see slow traffic coming into the city on the bridge. it's not stop and go. there's no major problems.
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livermore valley, as you drive through the castro valley. 880 from -- from hayward to union city. if you are driving in the south bay, this morning, 280 already slow. it went from a nice commute to all of a sudden on the road. getting on 280, 101 and 85 into sunnyvale. 7:09. and the cardinals last year qualified. humidity is up for some. very calm conditions. there are signs. the humidity is up 70% for some. others are in the 0s. i mean, the humidity dropped at sfo about 16%.
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that's bone-dry. now it's 75%. we'll go 90 today. this is always a brutally challenged forecast. once the temperature drops, boy, does it ever. san francisco, 94 yesterday. 74 today. inland still dry but the west wind has not kicked in yet except at sfo. calm at oakland airport. calm at travis. a little puff of a west- northwest at santa rosa. the system right there producing snow up in montana is drawing up this little low that's been up more for the longest time as the high pressure builds here. that's ushering in a little cooler pattern for us. it's just taking its sweet time getting here. 5, 15, maybe 20 degrees cooler by the coast. not as much inland. sunny and breezy. but temperatures are on their way down.
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we had 90s, coast, bay and inland. it didn't matter. 90 in napa. we'll go 96 antioch. but 66 pacifica. 8 san jose, 80 in oakland. again, if that west wind kicks in, that will be a huge drop. cooler weather is on the way. we'll carry that into friday. it will be significantly cooler by then. thank you, steve. >> 7:10, new this morning, what appeared to be a case of mistaken identity near mexico city may actually have been an assassination attempt on americans. the "associated press" reports there's evidence that a drug cartel infiltrated the police and masterminded the ambush when two cia agents were wounded. the fbi is investigating the killing of nicholas ivy
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yesterday in arizona. another agent is wounded but is expected to arrive. authorities suspected more than one person fired at the agent. more testimony later in oakland at the murder trial of giselle esteban. now, esteban is accused of killing nursing student michelle le last year and then dumping her body near sunol. yesterday, defense attorneys say that esteban was at an emotional low point at the too -- at the time of her death. the lawyers do not deny that she killed michelle le. they say it happened in the in the heat of passion and should not be considered first or second-degree murder. the military plan to track down those responsible for the deadly attack in benghazi. the truth is. i'm overweight. you could call me fat and yes, obese on a doctor's chart.
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but to the person who me that letter, do you think i don't know that? >> a letter from a news reporter that is resonating all over the country. vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools.
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today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight.
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very calm conditions out there. humidity is up. that's one good sign if you are looking for cooler weather. not much of a west wind yet. the fog is stillaways away. all signs point to cooler weather. 70s, 80s and 90s inland. 7:15. well, in election news, republicans trying to revive president obama's ties to controversy pastor to jeremiah wright. alison burns is live in washington, d.c. to tell us how an old video is surfacing before the first debate. >> reporter: dave, the romney campaign insists it had nothing to do with releasing this video
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but conservative talk show hosts are making a very big deal about it, showing it -- saying it shows president obama engaged in a divisive class warfare. it's from a 2007 speech at an historicry black speech and in it, he praises jeremiah wright who he has denounce -- denounced and the victims did not get the help they needed in hurricane katrina. >> where is new orleans now? >> reporter: the obama campaign says release the video is a transparent attempt to detract from mitt romney attacking those americans who don't pay
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taxes. president obama took a break and visited hoover dam yesterday. back to you. >> thank you. there will be events in the bay area at democratic headquarters in antioch and the sonoma county republican party and the tea party express will be holding events as well. in san francisco a group called technology for obama will hold a debate watch party at the temple nightclub. and you can, of course, watch the debate live right here on ktvu channel 2. our coverage starts at 6:0 p.m. we'll be streaming -- 67 -- 6:30 p.m. and we'll be streaming the
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coverage live. 31 people were killed in a wave of bombings in aleppo. the u.s. is plotting a strategy to take out the militants responsible r for the libyan -- responsible for the libyan attack. the u.s. is currently gathering intelligence and compiling information on suspects. options could include drone attacks, raids like the one that killed osama bin laden or joint missions with libyan forces. however, the obama administration is not expected to approve a strike before the november presidential election. and a new report out today will highlight one of the nation's most wasteful counterterrorism programs ever. homeland security financed
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this. the record ads that the fusion centers were run by state and local officials with little oversight on spending. people all over the nation are talking about this morning about a wisconsin television news anchor who on live television blasted a viewer who criticized her weight. >> the truth is, i am overweight. you could call me fat, and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that, that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch this show. so you know nothing about me but from what you see on the
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outside and i'm watch more than a number on a scale. >> that's jennifer livingston. she works for a television station in wisconsin. she turned that letter into a bullying cry. >> here's one viewer's response -- 7:20. a christian legal group defense group is now challenging came's new law that bans therapy that tries to turn gay or lesbian teenagers straight. the conservative pacific justice institute has asked a federal judge in sacramento to rule that the law is
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unconstitutional. the governor signed the law on saturday. california's central coast is being invaded by bugs. >> it can be really hard to find -- they can be really hard to find because they are really small. >> scientists say the bugs are taking a big bite out of broccoli, cabbage kale and -- cabbage and kale. they say the bugs look like lady bugs but can easily destroy -- destroy a crop. tmz posted this video on its website between nikki minage. she's heard cursing autocarie.
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auditions were -- cursing mariah carey. and color wie kardashian and mario lopez will be the new "x" factor -- and khloe kardashian and mario lopez will be the new judges for the "x factor." you are ready for the weather? >> yes. >> it's cool. it's starting. steve is coming back. he will tell us which parts of the bay area will see dramatically cooler temperatures starting today. a health warning regarding knew trishal -- nutritional supplements. why you should not believe believe some claims and where they came from. and there's slow traffic in the valley. the valley traffic is bad. we'll tell you why -- coming
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up.
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the government is issuing new health warnings about knew trishal supplements. the report found problems with one out of every five supplements. some ved federal law by claiming to cure diabetes or cancer. one submitted a college term paper as proof of its claims. for the fourth year in a row, the birthrate is down. but this -- might not be a bad sign. the government said there was a 1% decline births in 20101 -- 2011. but in recent years, the decline came in at 2% or 3%. experts say this could be a sign that people are more confident in the economy and are ready to grow their family. 7:25. well, oraw kell's world conference continues today at the moscone center. but the big event is
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appreciation night on treasure island. last night, crews -- crews were out there testing all of the lights for the concert. pearl jam is the headliner, the kings of leon and "x" will be featured. if you want to be at this concert, you will have to have an approved wristband from the openworld event. let's check in with sal. how is 101? >> 101 at 880, it's very slow. there is a crash up the road. i want to show you what that is doing to 101 -- 101. they opened up the lanes and now the traffic all of a sudden got a lot better. see what happens? chp got out there quickly. 280 is not that good. northbound 280, some people are using that instead. it's bark understand to the valley. talking about 580 and the livermore valley, slow traffic
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there as you cross into castro valley. let's go to steve. thank you, sir. waiting, waiting, waiting for those of you looking for the cooldown. everything is there. the west wind has not shown itself. it's only 10 miles an hour. there is a little bit higher humidity. that's for sure. yesterday was bone-dry. we're seeing 50% to 70%. in case you missed it some of the temperatures from yesterday. i mainly focus closer to the coast. gilroy was the hottest i could find at 104. santa cruz 101, san rafael 101. san francisco, 94 degrees. high pressure losing its grip, reluctantly. it will still be warm to hot. it's still really mild, really calm. west at 10 at sfo. that's it. i mean, there's nothing yet showing up anywhere else.
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a little low spinning off the coast is poised to move close to us. after a very hot and calm tuesday, we are expecting cooler weather and a big drop will take place tomorrow. west wind will begin, there are signs of what's happening. cooler than most. 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s. the fog is making the turn. fog will be there and maybe some partly cloudy cool conditions with a few isolated showers. all right. 7:28. another loud protest last night inside the oakland city council meeting. >> it's not fair and it's not right! do something about it! >> the tension-packed confrontation between one mother and the city council. >> reporter: two men in san jose are recovering from gunshot wounds in two separate shootings we'll tell you why officers think they are connected.
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overnight two san jose men were shot two blocks apart. janine de la vega has more.
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>> reporter: good morning. neighbors are telling me that they didn't really see a lot. but just to give you an idea of how closely the shootings took place to one another. we're here at easy street. if you look over here to the left, you can see just how close the second shooting took place. that's easy and el cajon. now, both -- in both of these cases, someone in a car opened fire. neighbors called 911 at 11:30 last night after hearing gunshots in the area. police arrived and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the leg. he said he was walking his bike and he heard a car behind him and someone fired at him. they were told a man was suffering from a gunshot wound. he told officers somebody from a car shot him from behind while he was working at easy and el cajon. the shootings have alarmed neighbors.
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>> translator: it makes me feel as if i don't have any confidence to walk in this neighborhood. >> you just don't know who you are going to encounter. >> reporter: at this point, police don't know who -- they didn't see the individual or get a good vehicle description. at this point, both victims are recovering at the hospital. but they have nonlife-
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threatening injuries. if you don't have kids -- >> you have -- >> my son is gone. >> would you remove those standing who won't sit down? >> the family says the police report is still leaving a lot of unanswered questions. oakland police maintain blueford pointed a gun at a police officer. now, oakland police howard jordan said -- meanwhile, a separate scathing report has created a
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new controversy for oakland police. a federal judge ordered a judge on department of investigations of nine police shootings and yesterday that report was released. it states that investigators were sympathetic towards fellow police. the report idea that in several -- adds that some could be disappointed. for now milpitas police will remain on the job. milpitas is facing a $9 million budget deficit. the council now plans to get the public vote whether -- about whether they should oursource the police. the highway 4 is open again
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after a bad accident at hillcrest. police say a dark car hit the center divide and slammed into a white suv. >> somebody was weaving all over the roads. the air bag saved his life. >> the other driver was arrested on driving -- for driving under the influence. highway 4 was shut down for an hour and a half after emergency crews came and cleared out the scene. antioch police are searching for someone throwing objects from an overpass. three peeks including an ambulance has been damaged since thursday. one driver suffered injuries when whatever was thrown cashed -- crashed through his window and hit his arm. the three inwincy dents happened near -- incidents
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happened near g street. a vigil was held last night for eric garcia. he was last seen on september 18th. garcia reportedly left a party on his harley-davidson motorcycle. police say they are working with the family but right now they have no leads and don't suspect foul play. we're learning more about the la fayette man who died during labor weekend. the coroner's report said he had an excessive amount of alcohol in his system and he also used cocaine. the report also shows that he has drowned and his body has been ruled an accident. a second body off the san mateo coast has been found. the family discovered the hodby -- the body not far from where other body was found. four men were on a boat when it
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capsized. two men were waring life jackets. the two fishermen who died were not wearing life jackets. occupy protesters say they are gonna march to chevron's refinery in richmond. coming up at 7:45, what they will demand after that huge refinery fire back in august. and today is national walk and roll to school day. you may notice more students walking and riding bikes to call -- school. students and parents plan to take part in the event. the goal, to reduce pollution and promote healthy habits. sal, you are watching the toll plaza. >> that's right. let's go outside and take a look at what we have right now. you will see the traffic continues to be relatively slow, i would say, it's backed up for a 30-minute delay before you make it on the span itself.
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if you are driving on the -- the approach to 80 is slow. 880 is not bad. we've been talking about this all morning since we started at 4:30, there is a very important as game at the coliseum. it starts at 12:45. it should be over at 4:00. that means there will be a tough commute right here on the nimitz freeway. and if you are driving further south on 8 0, it will be slower. then a -- 880, it will be slower. 7:39. let's go to steve. thank you. a very good morning. very calm, very calm. there is a little hint of it at sfo. had a nice tweet. 60 degrees but no breeze. the half moon bay airport, no breeze there. where is it. so fort funston. there's some areas that are
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showing it. santa cruz, officially 101, the wharf was 95. crockett, 9 5 degrees. oakland downtown and the airport, 95. san francisco, 94 and half moon bay-- bay, 79 warm degrees. i have to be honest with you. i'm above the -- the forecast model has dropped sometimes down to 88 for livermore. i didn't buy it. i did go 93 there. i will tell you it's a brutal call. if that west wind doesn't kick in, then all bets are off. 50s and 60s on the temperatures, it's still really mild. san francisco to even antioch and san jose. no sign yet.
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calm, calm, calm. except west at 10. we need this to get to 20. maybe later, this low is spinning out here. where it goes, nobody knows. it looks like it's heading towards us. that will usher in a cooler pattern. a west breeze is trying to crank up. it looks like it's on its way. it will be 5 to 15 degrees cooler by the coast. maybe about 5, 7, 8 degrees cooler for inland areas. so the west wind beginning cooler for most. but still way above average. 60s, 80s to 90s to maybe 100 up towards clearlake and ukiah. but i mean there will be a no- doubt-about-it drop in the terps. we'll be really cool and breezy on the weekend. don't be aallergied if you hear a loud siren in -- alarmed if you hear a loud siren in san
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mateo county today. [siren] >> there will be a full volume test of the tsunami sirens. the test starts at 10:00 a.m. it will last from one to three minutes. a new type of paradise. larry ellison reveals some ambishops new plans for the hawaiian islands -- ambishops new -- ambitious new plans for the hawaiian islands. w?
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dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation.
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wall street. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is up 9. the nasdaq is up 6. s&p is up 1. 7:44. target hopes letting shoppers scan, buy and ship a selection of toys while shopping in its stores will help boost holiday sales this year. starting october 14th, target will feature 20 toys at the front of its aisles and include codes for them. shoppers can use their smartphones to scan the codes and have the toys shipped for free. unlike walmart and toys are you, target does not offer a layaway program. american airlines and the pilots' union have decided to get back to the bargaining table. american's ceo says "intensive bargaining is scheduled to start this week." 7:45.
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well, he's super-rich, he's the new owner of a hawaiian island. now we know the plans for it. larry ellison will turn the island of lanai into a laboratory of green living. he will convert ocean water into fresh water. he will use more electric cars on the island and will also increase the exports of fruit. he bought 98% of lanai including its two resorts. occupy protesters will be outside of chevron's refinery in richmond. protesters want safety improvements after that big fire in august. and they want reduced emissions. they plan to march there this afternoon at 3:00.
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the russian mission control center plans to move the station into a different orbit. the station is moved any time there is a -- there is greater than a 1 in 100,000 chance of space debris nearby and being hit. the man accused of snatching a 9-year-old girl from that restroom of the school in san mateo last month is facing some new charges. investigators have tied the 25- year-old to an incident that happened in march. police say he photographed a group of 9 why girls from
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beneath a school restroom stall in daly city. he's being held now on felony kidnapping and child molestation charges for the incident at parkside elementary school. a former penn state university graduate assistant is suing the university on claims of defamation. mcdonald's creary was a key witness in the jerry sandusky trial. nudists in san francisco could have to cover up. scott wiener says his office is getting an excessive number of complaints about the naked people who hang out near 17th and market streets in the castro districts. now he's proposing a ban on
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public nudity except for events such as beta breakers. >> this legislation achieves a good balance. san francisco is a very liberal and tolerant and wonderful place. there's definitely a place for public nudity but it is not -- all over our neighborhoods. and dam greenburg. he had his first at-bat since being hit by a bad pitch seven years ago. well, he struck out against r.a. dickey. he was not there long. but guess what? he got a standing ovation. >> it's gonna last an eternity
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for me. however long it was, i. that's 33 more seconds than i could ever have asked for. the oakland as are just amazing. their run continues this afternoon. coming up for you at 8:03. we'll bring you a live report from the oakland coliseum. why the city of oakland has a reason to smile this morning besides the fact that the as are playing so good -- are playing so good on the field. there is a hearing on whether to add grey whales to our endangered species list. the meeting comes after a famous wolf was located in the
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plumas national forest. they've been tracking him by radar. he fell off the map last week. he's back online. he left his pack in oregon last year to find a mate. and susie is -- after running in front of a car, susie became stuck in its grill. that's where she stayed for 11 miles until someone flagged down the driver. animal control pulled her out and told her she was in shock but alive. >> in the grill -- >> i know. it's just amazing. i don't know how she made it without getting killed. it's amazing. >> and susie survived with a concussion and a chipped tooth and the owner says she's their miracle dog. >> kind of a like -- line of like a cat with nine lives. >> yeah. will this make oakland residents more willing to cooperate with the police?
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we'll tell but a new crime- fighting tool that will be launched today. fleet week starts tomorrow u but traffic could be beginning today. the military exercise happening ahead of the big event.
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within an 18-hour period, violence in oakland left five people dead. police say five people died in separate shootings on monday night and tuesday. the fifth one happened tuesday afternoon. a 44-year-old man was shot on his porch on 57th avenue near international boulevard. investigators don't think the shootings are related. so far no arrests have been made. speaking of all of that violence, the oakland police department is responding. they are offering a chance for you to text crime tips for police anon mousily. it's called a -- it's part of a new program called nixel.
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we'll find out more about that program when police launch it today. tomorrow and friday, the blue ajens will make practice runs above san francisco for fleet week. officials will be participating in a disaster response exercise. this morning a hover craft will be landing on ocean beach and traffic could be rerouted. >> you can see this from so many different vandage points. sal is watching the roads now. especially the macarthur maze. >> you can see how slow traffic is coming up to the maze here. around the corner is where the bay bridge backup begins. right at the foot of the maze.
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not extended -- not extending around the corner. it's about a 0-minute delay. 8 0 northbound. remember, today, 12:35, as play an important game. this morning's traffic has been slow. 101 is slow in san mateo. let's go to steve. well, we have clear skies. very company witness -- very calm conditions. most locations are less than five miles an hour. the fog is in monterey bay. it's just taking the turn at pg. it will be warm away from the
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coast. on the coast, that's a tricky call. still 90s inland. we're sitting in the 60s for most. see our little low spinning off the coast. it's being drawn toward us. as it does that will start to a big-time cooling trend. today we're just kind of easing in to it. west wind begins. 60, 70s, 80s, 90s. i do expect some of these temperatures to take a tumble tomorrow and carry that into the weekend. we'll go from the international airports and upper 70s and 89 os by the -- from the 90s and upper 70s and 80s by the weekend. we take attendance seriously. we want our students in school. >> the tough truance policy in california. tack a look as -- take a look as firefighters try to go
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good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. it's wednesday, october 3rd. well, the overnight news for you this morning, fire investigators are still at the seen of an early-morning house fire in berkeley. this one started about midnight on benavue avenue. claudine wong has been there since 4:30 this morning. claudine, you've been talking to investigators, neighbors. what do you know now? >> reporter: since we last checked in, a couple of things have happened. we -- firefighters were able to get in here and start to stabilize the house. we talked about the partial roof collapse that made -- ma made the firefighterring difficult. what they -- firefighting difficult. what they have to do is make sure it's completely stable
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before they spend time in -- inside. this fire was not easy. i want to show you where we are. we are in the parking lot of a building that was adjacent to it. this is where a -- neighbors said they woke up to this fire, about a block away. and they -- this picture was taken by a neighbor who saw the flames. this was actually after the fire was underway. they talked to us about this wall of flames that you see. that's really what they are looking at. that's why the picture -- this picture is so telling about why people had to be evacuated. >> i woke up and i heard a noise and it sounded for a minute that somebody was hosing down a driveway. and it was like a jet or something. and then it would start and stop and start and stop.
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and i thought that's really weird. >> reporter: we asked firefighters about it, there was at least one propane tank in the backyard. the tanks are designed to release pressure as they heat up. that's likely what neighbors are hearing. what is -- was it related to the cause. we still don't know. they do know that the flames -- they were called at 12:15. neighbors had to be evacuated. one person had to be rescued. that's why two lives are -- that's why two police officers are being called hero. >> the heat and smoke were just above their heads. so they entered into an atmosphere that would be challenging. >> reporter: back out here live, the challenge now is to stabilize this very large home. it's a duplex. it starts all the way to the front of the street and it is a
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very large area they are working with. we'll continue to keep an eye on the situation as they get everything knocked down and they will start to clear out the debris and start looking for that cause. live here in berkeley, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:02. an investigation is underway in oakley into the fatal collision between a freight train and a pedestrian. it happened about 10:40 last night near main street and big break road. the investigation by burlington northern santa fe rile rad continues. so far, we have no information about the pedestrian. police in mountain view investigating a home-invasion robbery. police say five men held a couple at gunshot in their home on sylvan avenue early monday morning. one of the thieves apparently punched the victim while he was walking to his car and then forced him back in the house. police say the man and his wife were told to lie down on the floor while the thieves stole cash and a handgun. no serious injuries were reported. police say they don't think this robbery was a random one.
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8:03. president obama and mitt romney are fine-tuning their message ahead of tonight's debate in denver. it's the first time in years they will be face to face. coming up in about ten minutes we'll hear more about how their approach could differ from what we've seen on the campaign trail. the news just gets better and better for oakland as' fans. not only will the team make the playoffs they could win the division today and the team will stay in the east bay for a while. alex savidge is live at the coliseum where eager fans are lining up. some of the fans feeling very confident. the players are feeling confident as they head into this one-game showdown with the divisional title on the line. the as would be division champions. you can bet the coliseum will be getting loud for this -- for
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this game. the as beat the rangers put them in the race. an incredible feat. now, if the as win today they will go straight to the series that starts this weekend. >> we got the division, baby! let's go all the way! >> reporter: and there's already a lot of excitement out here at the co low see yum as a -- coliseum as fans begin to lineup. the as have been red hot. fans we talked to about this game -- have a good feeling about this game. >> i am confident. we want this division. >> i'm feeling excited. it will be exciting to be here if they win today and have the experience. it will be really cool.
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>> reporter: as the as head into the playoffs, there's another reason for fans to celebrate, it looks like the team will be staying put in oakland at least for the time being and not heading to the south bay until at least 2018. the coliseum authority recently handed the as a five-year lease extension and the managing partner of the as lew wolff is reportedly very interested in this agreement. if the as lose, they are still in the playoffs. as we come out live, you can see see fans already buying tickets for the game. the as will be in the playoffs no matter what. if they lose today they have a one-game wild card playoff game with the orioles on the yankees. but they want to make life easy on themselves. we're live in oakland, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alex. playoff fever is speech
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sweeping the bay area. this viewer sent us this photo of her baseball bunch and deeann e-mailed us this photo with nick and samantha with the giants' mascot. the alum rock school district is eliminating 18 teaching positions an creating 25 classes. they are making -- they are making the changes because the enrollment is lower than expected. this will save the district 1.2 million. a woman from hanford is now in jail because her kids missed more than 100 days of school. 34-year-old lorraine is one of the first parents here in california to be punished under the state's chronic truancy law. the school officials say she allowed her kids to miss 10% of the school year and she ignored
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warnings. she did enter a guilty plea and was fenced -- sentenced to 1le -- 180 days in jail. other parents have mixed reaction. >> i think that punishment is not enough because a kids' education is really important. >> who is gonna watch the kids if she's in jail? i think 180 days is a little extreme. >> california's chronic truancy law took effect last year. >> well, a berkeley middle school is being named one the coolest schools in america. martin luther king, junior middle school was chosen by scholastic parent and child magazine. it highlights schools where they make learning -- where they make learning challenging and motivating. their meals are organic and the
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meals are from their very own garden. >> that's cool. >> i knew you would like that. i want to show you the toll plaza again. it's likely slower than than we showed it to you the last time. the it -- it just slowed traffic a little bit more than it was. it kind of backed things up especially on 880 coming down to the toll plaza. it's a 20-minute to 30-minute delay at the toll plaza. we've been covering 880 northbound. like lay lot of people coming for today's 12:35 game. as you know we've been reporting a very important game. a lot of people will come and the afternoon commute will be impacted by all of -- by all of the people who leave the game. 880 southbound. if you are driving -- let me move the maps over here.
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880 southbound, pretty slow traffic there. pete just tweeted me. he said there is a breeze coming. we're waiting for things to get going. there are signs of a west wind. but it's very subtle. very light. generally less than five miles an hour. high pressure inland. yesterday was just -- was just a cooker. not only inland. santa cruz 101 just like the freeway. crockett 99. oakland 95. san francisco 94 and half moon south bay 79 degrees. a lot of 60s. the city is 60. oakland 64. antioch 64. livermore 64. santa rosa, though, 65. 63 in san rafael. west at 10. northwest at oakland. that's it. nothing yet -- nothing yet
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santa rosa, this will lay into our weather for the next couple of days. 90s to 100s. there could still be an isolated 100. after today temperatures really, really drop off the table. so the west wind is beginning. it's trying. the humidity is up that's for sure. we've gone from 10% to 15% to 60, 70%. some of -- some of these will be mid-90s but it will be much cooler. i know some of you love the hot weather. i would say about 90%. and that will continue into friday, we'll take it right into the weekend. 8:11. we're just hours away from tonight's big debate between president obama and mitt romney in denver. which issues are gonna take center stage and why their approach in person could be different from what they do on
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well, very clear. fog is in monterey bay. it's trying to work its way up here. there are signs of a west wind. it will be cool for many. 60, 70s and 8s closer to the -- sand 8s closer to the -- and 80s closer to the beach.
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dozens of nurses are back on the picket line because they want the hospital to pay more for their health coverage and hospital says they are already facing shortfalls when the affordable act goes into effect in 2014. >> all we can do is try to guess what the cuts will be or position ourselves to get ready for those cuts. >> the nurses planned a two-day strike but the hot -- but hospital had to higher replacement nurses. a wave of suicide bombings in syria today killed the least 33 people. three car bombs blue up in aleppo, a fourth explosion happened nearby. still not clear who is responsible for these attacks. now, aleppo has become a major battleground between government
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and rebel forces. if the rebels take over there, it will an major blow to syrian president assad. the united states is report the -- reportedly planning to go after the militants responsible for last month's libyan embassy attack. the four americans killed including northern california native christopher stevens. died in that attack. the u.s. is right now pulling together intelligence on the -- on the suspects in the case. the options could include drone attack, raids like the one that killed osama bin laden or even joint missions with libyan forces. however, the obama administration reportedly is not expected to approve any sort of attack before the november presidential election. a new report out today will highlight one of the nation's most wasteful counterterrorism programs ever. homeland security paid for regional intelligence gathering offices called fusion centers. early copies of the reports
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call the intelligence shoddy, rarely, timely and sometimes endanger the lives of citizens civil liberties. investigators also can't account for up to $1.5 billion set aside for the program. this program adds that the fusion centers were run by state and local officials. there was very little oversight into the spending. 8:16. a wisconsin tv news anchor recently received an e-mail from a viewer who criticized her weight and she decided to address him on the air. >> the truth is, i am overweight. you could call me fat and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that, that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch this show. so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside and i'm much more than a number
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on a scale. >> jennifer livingston of wkbt says she felt bullied for more than four month months. the viewer responded that says -- connecticut authorities say it was the final ath of defiance from a man accused of extreme hoarding. they say the 42-year-old man torched his home which was filled with stacks of personal belongings. he died in the fire while his mother was seriously injured.
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the run-down home in greenwich had been an eyesore for years. 8:18. new this morning, what appeared to be a case of mistaken identity near mexico city may well have been an assassination attempt to kill americans. the "associated press" now reports there's evidence that a drug cartel infiltrated the police and masterminded that ambush. two cia agents were wounded in that attack. now, the fbi is now investigating the shooting of two border patrol agents. 30-year-old nicholas ivy was killed yesterday near naco arizona. another agent was wounded but he's expected to survive. so far no arrests have been made. but authorities suspect that more than one person fired at those agents -- agents. when is the heat finally gonna break? up next meteorologist steve paulson will tell us when you can expect cooler weather in
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your neighborhood. westbound 24, you know, not all that bad from walnut creek to oakland. but there is a lot of slow traffic remaining from the morning commute. we'll tell you where it is.
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who will come out on top? sandra endo is live in denver, colorado, with a preview, good
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morning, sandra. >> reporter: good morning, tori. the stage is set for some political theater tonight. you can expect both candidates to make a south bay to voters as to who has a better plan to turn this economy around. weeks of preparation will be tested on this stage in just a matter of hours. president obama and governor romney have talked tough on the campaign trail. but how will their approach change when the competition is standing just a few feet away. >> governor romney has to make the debate about the president's economic policies an he's gotta connect those to the economic conditions we're in now. the president has to deflect from that. >> reporter: both sides are trying to lower expectations. romney told supporters at a recent campaign stop that the debate is not about winning. >> this is gonna be the opportunity for mitt romney to talk to the american people and
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tell him about his plan for the next four years. >> reporter: on the other  side, obama advisers are spinning, reminding voters that the president's day job has interfered with practice sessions. >> the president has had to cut back some of his prep because of his job as president. >> reporter: both candidates know that every question counts -- question counts and fumbles could be costly. meaning what happens tonight could decide what happens on november 6th. >> reporter: after tonight's debate, voters will get a chance to see the candidates square off two more times before election day. live in denver, i'm sandra endo, back you to you. and you can watch the debate right here on ktvu channel 2. our coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. we'll be streaming the debate live on ktvu.com. ktvu mobile and -- ktvu mobile and we'll have anally sit tomorrow after the debate to figure out how everything went. 8:24. sal is back. you are watching our roads. you are watching highway 24.
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>> that's right. 24 has been moderate. it has not been all that bad. 680 is backed up to pleasant hill and then slows again in san ramon. let's move around and take a look at the been toll plaza. impressive work by the chp. got a crash off the bridge very quickly near the metering lights. it was not there for long. you can still see -- you can see it's moving through which is a hopeful sign that these things are starting to thin out a little bit. right here, it's become a little bit worse from 238 all the way down into fremont, southbound 880 near stevenson, there is a crash there. remember there is a big as game at the coliseum. this will impact the afternoon commute.
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that afternoon should be over -- that game shouldinger -- should be over in the 3:00, 4:00 hour. there is a hint of a westerly breeze for some. it's really not ramped up yet. we expect it to -- we expect it to later on. it's getting there. it will be much cooler along parts of the coast. i think all of the coast eventually here. but still 60 in san francisco. that's down 8 from yesterday at this time. 68 antioch, san jose, mountain view. oakland 64. hayward in there, 50s for parts of the north bay. the low is now trying to get closer to us. we need it to get right over us. it might this weekend. that's the leading edge of our cooling trend. the west wind is beginning to be cooler for most. you are still in the 90s, mid- to upper for some. 60s, 70s, 80s always a tough call by the coast. much cooler on thursday.
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that will take us into friday with your weekend always in view. it will be noticeably cooler in 70s and area near 100. a mother lashing out against the oakland police department. >> they never called me, they never gave me an answer and they still have not given me an answer! >> what is she demanding after the fatal police shooting of her son? >> reporter: police are investigating two overnight shootings in san jose. and what is invading the central coast? the tiny creatures they are trying to get rid of before the crops are wiped out.
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8:29. in overnight news, two men were shot in drive-by shootings on the same street in san jose. ktvu ajanine de la vega just talked with -- ktvu's janine de la vega just talked with police. you are back with new information. what do you know now? >> reporter: i just got off the phone with the police lieutenant. he wanted me to know that they believe that they did not know each other even though they were shot near each other. the first shooting happened on easy street and cass drive and the other one happened, you know, minutes later there at cass -- at easy street and el cajon. now, officers say neighbors called 911 at 11:30 last night after hearing gunshots in the area. police arrived and found a 27le- year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. he said he was walking his bike, heard a car behind him and someone fired at him. at the same time, officers were
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investigating that incident. the man at the hospital told him from a car shot him from behind while he was walking on easy and el cajon. >> we're not sure how many suspects there were. we're assuming that the car was moving -- we're speculating since the car was moving there were two suspects. we're not sure how many suspects we have at this point. >> reporter: police are saying it's too early to tell if this is gang-related. they have interviewed people in the area. while many people heard gunshots, new york got a good description of the vehicle or the suspects. at this point we know both victims will be okay because they are suffering from nonlife- threatening injuries. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, husband -- ktvu channel 2 news.
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can you remove those folks who are still standing and refuse to take their seats? >> protesters shouted down council president larry reed. they say the police shooting of 1-year-old alan blueford back in may was unwarned and unjust fid -- unjustified. >> you can see the pain in my eyes. my heart is broken. but you just turn your heads down and turn away from me and act like it don't matter. alan is gone! >> reporter: councilman reed eventually gave his copy of the police report to the blueford family. but the family says that report still lives many unanswered questions. police have maintained that blueford pointed a gun at an officer. howard jordan release ads statement saying the police department released documents to the blueford's attorney. the statement also says this release is not intended all questions and criticisms that
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exist. however, critical issues regarding the investigation, the coroner's report and independently fans and circumstances as they existed on the scene are addressed through this release. time now is 8:3. there is a separate report that's also criticizing oak police. back in may, a federal judge ordered an examination of the department's investigation of nine police shootings, a ten- page review came out yesterday. it states that investigators were sympathetic towards fellow police. it also says that in several case, the officers who opened fire did not face an immediate threat. some of those officers as well as the investigators may well be disciplined. police in milpitas are gonna stay on the job for now. last night, the city council was planning to consider oursourcing police services in an effort to save money. milpitas has a $9 million budget deficit. however, the santa clara county sheriff's office just pulled
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out of the bidding to take over the city's law enforcement. so the milpitas city council will let the public vote on whether thety should outsource police service -- police -- whether the police should out source police service. highway 4 is back open after a messy accident last night around 10:30 a dark car hit the center divide and slammed into a white suv. the driver of the suv suffered injuries but his wife says the situation could have been a lot was -- a lot worse. >> somebody was -- the air bags did save his lives. >> the other driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. also on highway 4, antioch police are looking for someone
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who has been throwing objects from an overpass. three vehicles including an ambulance have been damaged since thursday. one driver suffered injuries. all three incidents happened near g street. anyone with information is asked to call local police. 8:34. a vigil was held in san jose last night for a missing man. 32-year-old eric garcia was last seen september 18th. he reportedly left a party riding his harley-davidson motorcycle and telling his friends he would be right back. police say they are working with the family. right now they don't have any leads and don't suspect foul play. we now have information about the death of a law fayette man who died during a labor day river float. toxicology reports show that brett olsen had annexes serve amount of alcohol -- an excessive amount of alcohol in his system at the time of his
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death and he reasonly used cocaine. the autopsy reports -- recently used cocaine. the autopsy shows that he had cocaine in his system. the coast guard says family members found another body yesterday, not far from where another man who was missing was found on monday. four men were fishing sunday when their boat capsized in a big wave. two of the men on board were wearing life jackets, they were able to headache it to shore. authorities say the two misher -- firermen who -- say the two fishermen who died were not wearing life jackets. how are things, sal? >> i want to show you a live picture from our camera right in front of the coliseum. 880 northbound on the right- hand side is slow, kind of creeping up to downtown oakland. we've been talking about it since we went on the air at 4:30 of how important today's
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as game is at 12:30. that's going on at 12:30. it should be over at about 4:00. the best way to get there is -- in days you haven't already gone -- the best way to get there, b.a.r.t. let's take a look at the commute here at the bay bridge toll plaza. no major problems at the macarthur maze. it is slow all the way up no the -- into the metering lights. we had an earlier problem on the bridge that's gone. we've been talking about the 8 0 that's show. i'm looking at the santa clara valley. 101 is backed up from the capital expressway and 280 is slow as well getting into cupertino. very slow in the silicon valley right now. 8:37. let's go to steve. sal, very clear conditions. a little bit of a breeze. not enough where you say -- there it is. the west wind is trying.
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it's trying. there's signs. higher humidity will be cooler. the fog is taking the turn. once that happens, santa cruz, probably hard-pressed to get over 80 today. inland it will still be warm to hot. 90s. unless that sea breeze really cranks up by noon and gets out to travis. just don't see maybe a 5 to 7- degree drop. santa cruz 101, crockett 99. oakland 95. san francisco 94. half moon bay, 79. almost everybody between 90 and 104. livermore 103. san jose was 103. that 96 tied a record high. kentfield set a record high. we'll go 90 in santa rosa. 93 in livermore. 10-degree drop would not surprise me to see 95 and 9. i went above some of the forecasted projections. i saw, like, 88 for little. i didn't -- for livermore.
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i didn't buy that. the wind is trying to turn west. it will all be dependent on this guy. it's moving toward us. as it does, that will open the door to a stronger sea breeze and pick up the fog. right now it's very shallow. the cooling trend starts today and tomorrow it will make it. even out yonder. sacramento even up into lake -- lake county. chloe says she can feel a little breeze. cooler for most -- for most paid -- for most today. warm to hot conditions. we're on our way down temperaturewise. we'll take that into thursday and friday, with 60s and 70s. thank you, steve. it's 8:39. california's new law banning conversion therapy for gay and lesbian youth is being challenged in federal court. a christian legal defense group called the pacific justice institute says the law will hurt free speech, privacy and
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freedom of religion. thecritics of this say the law could make teens dae pressed and -- depressed and suicidal. those little bugs say these bugs -- those little bugs, they are everywhere are eating broccoli, mustard cabbage, kale. these bugs look like lady bugs but they can easily wipe out a whole crop. well, things got really hot between the new "american idol" judges, nicki minaj and mariah carey. tmz posted this video on the website. nicki minaj can be heard
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cursing at mariah carey. a disagreement about one contestant's perm formance reportedly triggered all of this. ktvu will be airing "american idol" beginning in january. tmz reporting that -- that khloe kardashian and mario lopez will be named at the new qx factor "judges -- will be named the new" x factor "judges if everything goes well with the contracts. who will get the first word in tonight's presidential debate? find out next when we go live to our washington, d.c. bureau. >> reporter: searching for a cause here in berkeley of an early-morning fire that destroyed a house. the owner of the house is on scene. i will tell you what he just toll me about what family
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concerns over an economic slowdown in europe, china helping to push crude oil down to $91 a barrel. the parent company of t- mobile announced they will be merging with metropcs. under the deal, deutsche telecom will hold 72% of the business. the measure is expected to bring relief to the two wireless struggling companies. there's better-than- expected news on the job front. the payroll processing company, adp, reports private sector jobs increased by 162,000 in september. that's 9,000 more that economists had -- than economisted -- than economists had forecast. the federal jobs report which covers both public and private
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sectors job. that comes out on friday. :45. an overnight news, investigators in berkeley want to know what caused a destructive early-morning house fire. it started around midnight on benvenui avenue. claudine wong has been there since 4:30 this morning. i hear the homeowner has come back to the -- come back to see the damage. what do you know? >> reporter: that's right. you can see him behind me. he was talking to firefighters and investigators's they walked through. he didn't want to do an interview. but he did tell me that his brother-in-law actually saw flames coming from beneath the house. they are in the corner looking under there. was there any kind of barbecue or anything that may have cause uds the fire. he doesn't know. he has not used the barbecue in the week. it's unclear what caused this. what is clear there is a lot of damage. if you take a look along the roofline of the house. earlier we saw firefighters
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cutting off part of the roof. they are trying to stabilize it so they can figure out what started all of this knight -- all of this overnight. i want to show you this picture. everyone is talking about a wall of flames. one person said he had ash on his car and this picture was taken from up on her house, a neighbor's house. by the time the firefighters got here, they say the fire was already coming out of the bag of the house. there were five people living inside. one person had to be rescued by two police officers who went in because she was in a wheelchair and was having trouble getting out. the good news is, they got out safely, firefighters had to evacuate. they also were not hurt by this. and -- you know, neighbors really describe this as a very, very scary morning. >> very lucky. i mean, this is a real
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harrowing experience. i know we have young children on our block. it's really fortunate that nothing -- that nothing worse happened. >> the goal right now, get this stabilized and cleared up. firefighters tell us this is going to take a while. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:47. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you now. the u.s. believes a u.s. drug cartel posting as mexican police attacked an embassy vehicle. two cia agents were wounded in the ambush. first, the shooting was believed to be a case of mistaken identity. in less than an hour right now, testimony will continue in the murder trial of giselle esteban. she's accused of killing hayward nursing student michelle le and then dumping her body in a remote area. defense lawyers are arguing that esteban happened in a heat
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of passion and should not be charged with first or second- degree murder. the race for the white house takes center stage tonight in denver. president obama and mitt romney will hold their first debate. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau to tell us why president obama will be speaking first. alley -- alison? >> reporter: there will be no time for rigid answers or cheering from the crowd. the rules are set for president obama to answer the first question and for mitt romney is get -- to get the last word. both candidates took a break from their intense -- intense prep yesterday. analysts say in the end, debates seem to be more about entertainment and few have ever made a really big difference. >> most of us we know who have already made up our minds will be cheering for one candidate
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or another. history says the debates are probably not defining in any particular way. >> here is a look at the stage. michelle obama admits she's very nervous. >> i'm like one of those parents watching their kid on the balance -- balance beam. you are just starting there trying not to have any expression at all. >> reporter: tonight's debate is focused on domestic policy and expected -- and is expected to be dominated about questions to the economy. and debate-watching parties are planned all over the bay area tonight. events will be at the democratic headquarters in san mateo county and antioch beginning at 5:30. the sonoma county republican party and the tea party express in napa are holding events as well. in san francisco, a group will hold their debate watch party at the temple nightclub. you can watch the debate right
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here on ktvu channel. our coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. we'll be dreaming the debate live at ktvu.com. ktvu mobile and the ktvu eye pad app. ten minutes before 9:00. tomorrow and friday, the blue angels will make practice runs for fleet week. as part of fleet week, military and local emergency management officials will be participating in a disaster response exercise. this morning a hover craft will be handing -- will be landing on ocean beach. fleet week officially kicks off tomorrow at ktvu.com. we posted a schedule of events including a -- including the exact time when the blue anjeles will be reporting -- blue angels will be reporting. big news from the as. what the team just tolded you a few minutes ago -- told us a few minutes ago. it's about tonight's game.
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welcome back. this afternoon's oakland as game would be the most anticipated as game of the year. right now, people are lining unat the coliseum box office. alex savidge is there now. the team just announced something a couple of minutes ago. what did they say? >> reporter: well, i know -- well, you know they let the fox out here know they are expecting a sellout.
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only 500 tickets are left for today's game. it's a huge game. if the as can win, they will be a.l. west division champions. you can see the line here. this is the line for tickets here. fans are out here early for this game. the first pitch at 12:35 today. we'll tell you what the scene looked like last night. that's what put them in a tie for first place in the a.l. west. if the as can win again today, the final game of the season, they will go straight to the division series that starts up this weekend. devoted as fans. we watched them as they began to line up to the gates of the parking lot very early. everyone getting ready to tailgate and park interest cars. fans today have a good feeling about the as. the as are red hot as of date. the rangers have been on a slide. one man we talked to said he rearranged his schedule at work so he could watch this game. >> i set up the restaurant
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early to do work and so i could come out for the game. >> sacrifice for. the team. >> definitely. everybody -- for the team. >> definitely. everybody should sacrifice today and come out -- and come out. >> reporter: their potential move to the south bay likely won't happen until 2018. that's because the coliseum authority recently handed them a five-year extension and it looks like the managing partner of the as is very interested in working out a deal. the focus is on the -- is on the field. the yeas want to win and take care of business. if they lose, they would have to play a one-game wild card playoff game against the orioles or the yankees later on this week. the as don't want to do that. their fans don't want to do that. they want to win at home. their first pitch here at 12:35. back to you. >> thank you.
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the playoff fever is really sweeping the bay area. look at this. ktvu channel 2 viewer, estelle conte sent us this photo of her bearable bunch. two great-looking guys. and then deeann cardona e- mailed this pick with the giants' -- us this picture with the giants' mascot, lucille. if you have photos send them to us. we might put them on the air, too. this is new video of walk and roll day. parents all over the day are expected to -- bay are expected to take part in this goal it's a good idea to-- goal. it's a good idea to take part in this. let's check in with sal one more time. >> we're expecting a lot of slow traffic because of the game and at the toll plaza, we still have a backup. let's go to steve.
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>> thank you, sal. sunny up the coast. it will be cooler. still 90s inland. but then tomorrow, a big drop will carry that into the weekend. that's our report for this morning. we thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. >> be sure to join us for the news at noon for the big game today as they battle to become big champs. we'll be here. thank you for joining us. you disgust me. prove it.
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